The War Lover is a 1962 British black-and-white war film directed by Philip Leacock and written by Howard Koch loosely based on the 1959 novel, The War Lover by John Hersey, altering the names of characters and events but retaining its basic framework. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field, Ed Bishop and features a young Michael Crawford.
The war itself is not the most important element of the film. Instead it focuses on the character of Buzz Rickson (McQueen) and his determination to serve himself and get what he wants – in the process antagonizing everyone.
Famous quotes containing the word war:
“Bernstein: Girls delightful in Cuba stop. Could send you prose poems about scenery but dont feel right spending your money stop. There is no war in Cuba. Signed Wheeler. Any answer?
Charles Foster Kane: YesDear Wheeler, You provide the prose poems, Ill provide the war.”
—Orson Welles (19151985)